Americas

UN relief agency supports Haiti following deadly storm

Tropical storm Isaac hit Haiti over the weekend, killing at least six people including an eight-year-old girl.

The Caribbean nation is still on the mend following the deadly January 2010 earthquake.

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Greenland: on the lookout for nuclear explosions

At a remote outpost in Qaanaaq,  northern Greenland, one operator runs an infrasound station which detects atomic activity year round.

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Haiti: a country on the mend

Two and a half years after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti, have conditions in the poorest country in the western hemisphere improved?

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Working mother in El Salvador returns to her farming roots with WFP support

Karla Trujillo, a working mother in El Salvador, felt the many hours she spent at her office job was eating away at the time she had with her children and also distancing her from her roots in farming.

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Comic book helps Haitian women and girls find their way to career success

Two men are literally sketching out a better future for women and girls in Haiti.

Mike Charles, a script writer, and Chevelin Pierre, an illustrator, are behind a new comic book that encourages Haitian women and girls to go after the career of their dreams.

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UN expert on sexual violence in conflict travels to Colombia

A senior UN official is travelling to Colombia on Wednesday in efforts to combat impunity for crimes of sexual violence committed during the country’s armed conflict.

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A “born artist” celebrates her Haitian heritage at UN concert honouring slave trade victims

 

Singer Rachelle Jeanty performs in a myriad of styles, from pop to jazz, and she has worked with artists such as Celine Dion and Johnny Halliday. But she says regardless of the type of music she sings, her Haitian heritage is always an influence.

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UN independent expert calls for human rights approach to address Mexico drug problem

Nearly 50,000 people in Mexico have been killed over the past six years, victims of the drug violence in the country.

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Concert and exhibition on slave trade at UN

A special concert will be held Tuesday night at the United Nations in support of a Permanent Memorial to the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

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Guatemala invites the world to welcome a new era in December 2012

The year 2012 will see the dawning of a new era for Guatemala and the world.

That is the message officials from the country brought to the United Nations on Monday.

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